Whole Wheat Challah

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READY IN: 4hrs 35mins
Recipe by AbbaGav

Originally from Iris Kushner

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Warm the water until it is baby-bath temperature.
  2. Add the yeast, yeast-energizer, and sugar. Make sure the yeast starts to bubble - this is how you'll know it's active.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, oil, 1 egg and cinnamon.
  4. Add the water-sugar-yeast mixture to the flour. Mix, then knead for 5 minutes. Recite and have in mind: Lichvod Shabbat Kodesh as you are kneading.
  5. Let rise in a warm place for 1.5 - 2 hours. Put a damp cloth over it.
  6. When it has doubled in size, punch down and knead for 3 more minutes. Braid into 2 loaves. Let rise 30-40 minutes.
  7. Nice Option: Right before baking, coat with egg yolk and sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds.
  8. Bake at 180C for 30-40 minutes.

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